Which two Leinster players were on the pitch for all 720 minutes of the 2008/09 Heineken Cup winning campaign?
Which was the only Leinster player to receive two yellow cards over the nine matches?
Against which team did all 8 in Leinster's pack play the full 80 minutes?
True or false - the only match from the 9 in which Johnny Sexton played a full 80 minutes was the final?
She was apparently inspired to do the research by someone claiming that a larger than usual proportion of the players in the squad didn't hail from Leinster. As it turned out, players from the province accounted for 68% of the total minutes, which does seem lower than you'd think, although I wonder how that would compare to local players in the squads of other trophy winners like Saracens and Toulouse?
As a side note, this reminds me of something I have wondered for a long time - should rugby union have a standardized "box score" format for every match, similar to sports like baseball and cricket? Coaches require all kinds of deep dive information themselves I know, but I'm talking about a chart for all 46 players named on the day of a match with an agreed amount of columns providing information such as tackles made, penalties conceded, etc. I know sites like ESPN do that already, but the format varies from site to site and I'm talking about a minimum amount of data that fans would require for each match? A debate for another day, perhaps.
Many thanks again to Miriam for passing on her excellent work. JLP